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Does it make sense to include alternative-specific variables that do not vary over individuals in a multinomial logit model?

I have a dataset of individual farms and I want to model the probability for a farm to select a certain type of irrigation (options: none, surface, sprinkler, drip, other). As independent variables I ...
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Comparing goodness of fit for the same (conditional logit) model across two extremely similar samples

I have two datasets from two discrete choice experiments conducted in parallel, at the same time and with the same sample of respondents. The choice tasks of both experiments had in common: the text ...
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Choice set in algdesign D-efficiency

I'm new in D-efficiency. I tried to do design a choice experiment using algdesign to do a D-efficiency design. So I have the follow code: ...
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Algdesign, D-efficiency indicators

I want to understand the indicators of a D-efficiency design: I have the following code ...
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In Choice experiment, can I have 2 alternative status quo in a choice set?

I designed a choice experiment of 3 attribute + payment attribute, with support.CEs package. The choice set have 2 improvement alternative (alt.1 and alt.2) + 1 alternative status quo (alt.3). However ...
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Are there models of choice that allow for dependence between choices

For example, say you were modelling the winner of a running race, with a binary outcome of win/not win. You had a vector of information for each runner (X). This includes things like recent form, ...
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In Choce Experiments (DCE) creating cards from scenario sets must be random?

It will be difficult for me to describe it in one sentence, I will use an example. I would like to know if I can arrange the cards in the block combining scenarios other than randomly. In Aizaki, H., &...
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Why isn't the probability of an event happening in $L$ days given the probability $p$ it happens on any day $\frac{(2^L - 1)}{p^{-L}}$?

I feel like this is probably a dumb question, but there is something I am fundamentally misunderstanding here. The problem is essentially the same as the one mentioned in this question. I understand ...
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“nested choice” multinomial model

I would describe a model (and solve with the stan software) a process like this: for i = 1...N consumers the i-th consumer is allowed to choose an item out of 7. 6 ...
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Choice experiment with non random options (not factorial desing)

I dont' know how to explain, so I will give an example: I want to know if people prefer Coca-Cola or PepsiCo, so I designed a choice experiment with 2 alternatives with 2 levels: Coca (Coca-Cola and ...
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Classification of logit and probit models

Savolainen et al. (2011) has a review of discrete choice models used in accident analysis. The paper offers a classification of these models (see image), but some models (e.g. 'Partial proportional ...
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Discrete choice model estimation for unique items

I want to estimate the parameters of a discrete choice model for an item (let's say a piece of stone). In the end, I want to predict a stone's attractivity or utility. Let's say there are 4 variables ...
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Mixure models with panel data

I am trying to estimate a discrete choice model with a latent class. Let's say that conditional on being in class $s$, a consumer chooses a product $i$ with the probability $P(i|s,\theta)$, where $\...
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Which choice model to analyse my binary stated choice experiment data to estimate willingess-to-pay?

I followed the recipe of a stated-choice experiment in political science https://doi.org/10.1093/pan/mpt024 (they call it "conjoint" but I think this term is debated). In the end I made the ...
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Randomisation uneven in a choice experiment - what could help to overcome associated problems?

We conducted a choice experiment of the type forced-choice, choose between A or B. A or B are products that are described using 5 attributes. These 5 attributes have different attribute levels that ...
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How do I model conditional logit when some of the alternatives are not available to some individuals?

I am using conditional logit with discrete choices and random coefficients for some of the variables. There are 9 alternatives in my model that are the same for everyone in the sample. However, some ...
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Which test should I use for a three alternative forced choice experiment?

I am running an online survey experiment where participants are randomly assigned to different treatment groups. They are asked to make a three alternative forced choice (3AFC) decision, i.e., pick A, ...
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nominal regression, kinda. What is the right terminology for this

tl;dr This looks cool, relates possible to discrete regression, but I don't know the term for what it is to do this. I want to learn more. It looks interesting and useful. Can you point me to ...
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What are the conditions under which we should choose logit model instead of mixed logit model?

I developed logit models for mode choice behavior using a questionnaire-based dataset. However, a reviewer suggested me to go for mixed logit models. I do understand that mixed logit model solves the ...
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Expected value of conditional choice probability [duplicate]

I would like to compute the conditional choice probability which is defined as follows \begin{equation} p_k=Prob(f(m_k)+u_k>f(m_i)+u_i, \forall i\neq k|m) \end{equation} where $u_i, i=1,...,N$ are ...
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Appropriate model for path choice data

I have data from a path choice experiment in which shopping mall visitors chose among different path alternatives at several intersections. Additionally, I have measures of spatial syntax for the ...
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Recalibration of constants with ordered logit for forecasting

I have estimated an order logit model: I have one utility function (without constant, in the form $\sum_i \beta_i * x_i$) with cuts and I estimated the $\beta_i$ and the cuts on revealed preference ...
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$R^2$ of Logistic Regression Without Intercept?

I am calibrating a logistic regression for a survey data which comes from a binary stated choice experiment. The stated choice experiment was an unlabeled one, which means that all the variables ...
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Discrete choice utility/Probability of choice for Dual Response - No Choice

I am ran a Choice based Conjoint analysis, where I provided a Dual Response - No Choice. So after choosing the preferred product out of 3 alternatives, I asked the participants if they would actually ...
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Mathematics foundation under choice of varying size input problem

I am reading this paper Taxi Destination Prediction, in which trying to predict the destination of the taxi. The dataset is composed of many complete taxi trajectories. In the dataset, the input is ...
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Discrete choice model with different choice set for each sample

Data I have observational data of $N$ rows (samples). In row $n$ individual $k_n \in \{1, \ldots, K\}$ from a population of $K \ll N$ individuals chooses one option $y^{k_n}_n$ from $J_n$ options, ...
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Alternatives to Luces Choice Rule?

I'm currently working with a cognitive model (quite simple) which estimates probabilities of choosing an item out of a set of different items. This is done with Luces Choice rule. However, I'm not ...
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multilevel discrete choice model

Say a preference-survey asks respondents which of four products they prefer. For each product, I have the respondent's alternative specific covariate (let's say price) for each alternative included in ...
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Do I have a true within-subject design?

I am currently in the design phase for an experiment on different packaging attributes and their effects on an actual purchasing choice. In this context, I am asking myself a possibly trivial question:...
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Modeling and updating the reliability of two sources of information

I do not know the general framework this might fall under, apologies for the vague title. Assume that a decision maker's choice is dependent on two sources of information $f_1$ and $f_2$. Assume for ...
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How to estimate a nested logit model using mlogit in R in the case of panel data and degenerate branche?

I'm using a Discrete Choice Experiment. I have 9 choice sets with 3 alternatives (2 alternatives and an opt-out), the alternatives are described with 4 attributes. I want to use a nested logit model ...
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How to add Indivivual Specific Variables for unlabelled alternative (using interactions) using mlogit with R?

I’m using DCE with unlabelled alternatives, 9 choice set with 3 alternative each (2 option and Optout alternative), described with 4 attributes. I've started with a conditional logit (with only ...
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R MLogit 'system is singular' error

I'm running a choice model comparing how users choose between multiple options in an app. I have the data formatted for use with MLogit: Price and dist_rank_cat are features that vary by ...
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Choose number or nothing with machine learning

I want to do supervised learning. I have a labeled dataset. Each label is normally a real number between [0,1] corresponding to a location of a certain object in the data, or NAN if the object is not ...
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Statistical test for 3-way choice data

I have a data set of a 3-way mate choice experiment between species a, b and c. I aim to test whether males courted more often with females of their own species. The dependent variable is count data ...
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latent class model on choice data with gmnl - choosing starting values

I want to run a LCMNL (using the gmnl-package) on choice data. I read that starting values can influence class allocation since LCMNL can have several optima. I found the following example code that I ...
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nested logit with individual level fixed effect (panel data)

As is stated in the title, I have several questions concern the combination of nested logit and panel data. 1, Can we run nested logit with the individual fixed effect? this is useful when one has ...
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I'm trying to analyze my data using mlogit. I get singularity issues. I am very new to statistical modelling. Help appreciated!

The csv for the dataframe is here. Basically the column Mode represents the transportation choice available for the user to go to the airport, Choice represents the user's choice, and all the other ...
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Conditional logit or multinomial logit?

I have the following problem I need to use a discrete choice model to determine the time values (VOT) of 3 transport alternatives (car, bus and train). Looking at the literature of the discrete choice ...
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Logistic regression when the number of options differs by group?

I have data from a laboratory experiment in which I look at the effect of expanding the choice set on a particular option being chosen. The idea is that introducing an Option "B" reduces demand for an ...
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Experimental design for discrete choice response

I'm designing a survey where people need to choose one of three transportation alternatives. Here are the alternatives, their specific factors/attributes and the levels I intend to use for each: <...
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How to treat different status quo groups in a choice experiment?

I have a choice experiment where respondents choose between a status quo and one alternative. Before the choice questions, respondents are allocated to four different groups which determine the levels ...
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What is the appropriate test for a choice experiment where multiple subjects perform the experiment multiple times?

I'm testing multiple subjects in a choice task where they are either right or wrong. By chance they would choose the right answer 50% of the time. Each of my 11 subjects performs the test 24 times. To ...
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Probability of choosing the degenerate branch in a nested multinomial logit

This may be an obvious question, but I'm flummoxed. Let's say I've got a nested logit model with a degenerate nest—say, a healthcare choice model where the branches are Home vs. Hospital. The Home ...
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Independence of irrelevant alternatives practical example

I have frequently heard descriptions of the IIA problem for logit regression phrased in terms of the famous red bus/blue bus, or some direct metaphor for that thing. However, I was curious as to what ...
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Choice design acc. to d-efficiency (Ngene): more than one block per respondent?

I have a question with regard to choice design for discrete choice experiments. Quite some time ago I conducted a choice experiment and now I am trying to publish a paper on that study. I got some ...
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Discrete choice model with exclusionary choices

Suppose we have many agents $j\in \{1,..,J\}$ choosing over options $i$ to maximize their outcome of the form $$ max_i ~~Y_{ij} = \beta x_i + u_{ij} $$ where $u_{ij}$ is an error term. The options, ...
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Recovering latent value from choice probabilities.

Suppose that people, indexed by $j$, must choose between options $i$ according to $$ max_i ~~(a_i +\epsilon_{ij})$$ Where $\epsilon_{ij}$ is an Extreme value Type I random variable (error term), ...
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Discrete choice model with autoregressive error term

I consider consumer choice over time $t$ over a set of alternatives $J$, whereby a consumer's perceived utility of option $j$ is $u_{jt}=x_{j}+\mu_{jt}$ with $\mu_{j0}=\epsilon_{j0}\sim\mathcal{F}(\...
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MLE for the conditional logit model seems to have awful precision?

I'm simulating the data underlying a conditional logit model then doing my own MLE estimation using optim. However, even with an unreasonably large amount of data, ...